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Maharashtra adds record 9,518 COVID-19 cases in single day, 258 more succumb to virus

This is the first time that the number of new cases crossed the 9,000-mark in a single day.

Published: 19th July 2020 09:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2020 09:49 PM   |  A+A-

Mumbai coronavirus cases

Health workers wear PPE kits before conducting medical check-up of the residents of Kurar village amid surge in COVID-19 cases at Malad East in Mumbai. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

MUMBAI: Maharashtra on Sunday reported the highest-ever single-day spike of 9,518 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total count to 3,10,455, the state Health Department said.

This is the first time that the number of new cases crossed the 9,000-mark in a single day.

With 258 more people succumbing to the infection, the number of fatalities has risen to 11,854, a statement said.

A total of 3,906 patients were discharged in the day, taking the number of the recovered cases to 1,69,569, it said.

The state now has 1,29,032active cases.

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